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From the flames

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

Firefighters collect their hose on Friday as mop-up efforts continued on grounds that were singed by the River Fire. The flames spread to more than 15 square miles of land. Photos by Allen Laman Nick Perricelli expected the call. Hours before it came, back at his fire department’s home station in Visalia, Perricelli and his fellow fighters figured they’d be […]

Mother prepares for trial involving alleged sex crimes against daughter

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

Carrie Holland Carrie Holland has a lot on her mind these days. And a lot to say. Most of her thoughts are focused on one thing — the upcoming trial of a man who is accused of sodomy of a minor under 16 and sexual penetration of child who is 14 years of age. That child is Holland’s daughter. The […]

To mask or not to mask, that is the big question

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

Dr. Eric Sergienko As the Delta Covid-19 variant continues to spread throughout the state, local jurisdictions have been taking further facial covering recommendations into their own hands. Last week, Los Angeles County reimplemented a mask mandate for everyone indoors. Those unvaccinated were already required to wear facial coverings indoors if they chose not to get the shot, per the latest […]

River Fire quashed

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

CAL FIRE personnel are seen on “mop up” duty along a dirt road on the perimeter of the River Fire as they dig deep into the dirt and tree stumps where fire can smolder. The River Fire started on July 11, burning in Mariposa and Madera Counties, and was 100 percent contained on July 19 at 9,656 acres. Submitted photoAll […]

River Fire reminds all of dangers concerning smoke

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

More than 15 square miles of land went up in flames near the Mariposa-Madera county line last week. As wind carried the River Fire further and further away, it also pushed a brief wave of unhealthy gases and fine particles into Mariposa. Life changes when the smoke rolls in. Bright blue skies become hazy and shadowy. Sensitive groups shelter inside […]

Mariposa Clean Sweep 2021 event is set for Aug. 28

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

It was possibly one of the first major events that fell victim to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Now, it is back, although at a different time of the year. Mariposa Clean Sweep, the annual event where local citizens volunteer a few hours to clean up the town, will be held in 2021 just before the Mariposa County Fair. “We […]

Premiere Valley Bank is branded as the name at all area institutions

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

Shown is Premiere Valley Bank in Mariposa, which is at the corner of Highway 140 and Highway 49 North. Submitted photoFor several years, an area banking company has operated under three brand names across Central California: Yosemite Bank, Founders Community Bank and Premier Valley Bank. Effective immediately, all banking centers will begin operating under the Premier Valley Bank name, officials […]

Harley Holderfield

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

Harley Wilson Holderfield of Mariposa left this world on June 10, 2021. Born in Merced on Feb. 15, 1986, to Harold and Jan Holderfield of Mariposa, Harley spent most of his life in Mariposa. In his youth along with his brother, Morgan, he learned songs and dances of the Miwuk and other indigenous cultures. The group gave presentations at schools, […]

IN BRIEF

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

JULY Bible School, July 19-23 Grace Community Church will host a Vacation Bible School July 19-23 at the church located at 3367 Woodland Drive (just past Woodland Elementary School.) It is for children ages 5-12 and the theme is “Mystery Island.” To register, visit gracecommunitychurch.myanswers.com/vbs or email gracevacationBible@gmail.com. For more information, contact Tracy at (209) 617-2880. Food fundraiser, July 24 […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | July 22, 2021

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 12 – No bookings. July 13 – No bookings. July 14 – Dustin Lee LeMaster, 30, Lemoore, was arrested for disorderly conduct under the influence of drugs, […]